THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE turns 40 today

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Foxhot, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Foxhot

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    This was once my second favorite film ever for about two weeks. It's gone down to 60th place or so now. While far from perfect, it's still arguable the ultimate disaster movie of all time. And the Paul Gallico novel has many extra characters and added tragedy the film could not touch.
    How do the rest of you feel?
     
  2. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The what turns 40?
     
  3. Starscream2112

    Starscream2112 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Irwin Allen at his finest. One of my favorites. Been a fan of his since Lost in Space!
     
  4. Admiral2

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    Gene Hackman's the best thing in that movie.

    (Screaming at god): "Whaddayou want from us!?...More blood?! TAKE ME!!"

    And Mrs. Rosen is the biggest hero...
     
  5. barnaclelapse

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    Love, love, love this movie.

    The only thing I never liked about it was that damn kid.
     
  6. Non Sync

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    At least in the book, the kid dies.

    Along with The Towering Inferno, probably the last of the real special effects instead of CGI.
     
  7. beamMe

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    The Towering Inferno was released in 1974. Hardly the last movie with "real" special effects.
     
  8. MacLeod

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    One of the classic disaster movies. And far superior to any of the remakes of it that have been done over the years.
     
  9. Gojira

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    I remember seeing that movie in the theater and it was the very first DVD I ever bought. It is time to watch it again.
     
  10. Greg Cox

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    "There's got to be a morning after . . . ."

    FYI, it's airing on TCM sometime in the next few weeks. Can't remember the exact date right now.
     
  11. beamMe

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    It has great characters, something all the other versions lack unfortunately.

    A combination of the visuals from Petersen's 2006 version and the characters from the original film = utter perfection :)